Even though there's been a few shows in 2011 with arguably more "star power" than this, "Steen Wolf" is probably (on paper) the card that has me the most fired up this year! There's not a match booked that I'm not looking forward to. And Steen vs Generico is by far the most anticipated confrontation for me in quite sometime. Hell, I'm both excited and terrified about being in the front row when these two rip in to each other and bring the plunder-filled HATE! It doesn't get much better than this! Let's check out the card!!!
One thing I really like about this show is mixing the freshness with the familiar. The 6-man (uhh...5-man/1-woman) local showcase is a great idea and hopefully it'll allow a couple of guys to raise their profile and potentially create some future stars. I've seen a few of the participents down here in San Diego working for New Wave Pro Wrestling like Chris Kadillak and Famous B so it's really cool to see them getting this opportunity. And being a huge fan of Candice, I am really happy to see her back. I always dug it when PWG would feature these fun wacky 6-person tags to open their shows, so kudos for bringing it back!
I'm hoping that TJP and Rocky Romero is short, to the point, and action packed. I think if these guys worked a high paced 7 or 8 minute match, it would be pretty awesome and get over with the crowd better than them going 12-15 minutes. They're both extremely solid talents, but I think with a card like this, keeping this match compact and high impact would be a perfect appetizer for the rest of the show. And I hope TJP goes over here.
After a good hard-hitting match like Perkins v. Romero, a great follow up would be The RockNES Monsters vs The Taylors. With the dissention that's been brewing between Ryan and Brian-Cage, this would be a good time for Chuck to come out and give a pep talk to his Fightin' Bros. And for good measure, having a little interaction between RockNES and Chuckie T during the match would be classic. Nothin' wrong with some laughs to go along with the action. I'm not sure if a Taylor v Taylor fued is in the works, but this match could really set the scene. And the Johnnys (Goodtime & Yuma) are ALWAYS a great addition to any show they are on!
I would go with Willie Mack vs Davey next. The way I see it, despite a painfully great match with Roddy Strong and a win over Steen, Willie has been on a bit of a slide over the past couple shows. A strong showing here could put him back on the short list for potential title contenders. I'm a big time Davey fan but this is my pick for upset of the night. I think having Willie pull out a victory over a guy like Davey Richards going in to intermission would create a major buzz and get people pumped for the 2nd half of the show.
It's good to see Los Luchas back in PWG and I think them against the Dynasty would be a fun match to get the show moving again after intermission. After losing to RockNES recently, Joey and Scorp need a strong win here and I think this would fit the bill. If this is kept to around 10 minutes with some fun aerial stuff from Los Luchas and Sky, this will be very solid.
Chuckie T vs Ricochet was one of my most anticipated matches from All-Star Weekend and unfortunately it didn't happen. So I am beyond pumped to be getting it at "Steen Wolf"! Not much else to say here. Both guys are awesome and know each other very well. This will be a helluva lotta fun and I can't wait! Go Chuck!
Kinda surprised that the tag titles are on the line for this one, but I am playing the proverbial broken record by saying how pumped I am to see this match in Reseda! The Young Bucks vs Adam Cole and Kyle O' Reilly has the potential to be off the charts good! Depending on how often they are planning to come back, I could definitely see an upset here in favor of Future Shock. But then again, the Bucks have been so incredibly dominant it's tough to bet against them. I just look forward to seeing these two teams battle live!
The Main Event needs no introduction. I have crazy man love for both of these fuckers! I need seat belts! Shit, this is going to be INSANE! I can't root against Generico, but dammit...it's fuckin' Steen! Hell, I'll be hoarse long before it's over and probably so spent that I'll sleep through the Chargers vs Jets game the next morning. And I don't sleep through Chargers football for ANYTHING! But the hell with it, Steen and Generico won't be leaving anything in that ring...and as a fan neither will I! One month is TOO LONG TO WAIT!